Rich and round, fruity and boozy.
This is simply super.
Imagine taking a Christmas pudding or, failing that, a big chunk of Malt Loaf, and injecting it with a belly full of brandy and rum.
Are you imagining?
I hope so.
There’s squishy malty goodness in here, plump raisins, a hint of banana, treacle tart, chocolate, toffee and honey coated digestive biscuits.
The hops add crunchy hedgerow leaf litter, rosehips, green hazelnuts (yes, I remember eating them as a kid and feeling a bit poorly afterwards), and fresh rolling tobacco, but this beer is all about its malt bill, its sexy round body full of plums and dates, figs and nougat, all drowned in dark alcoholic goodness.
I’d like to spend an evening trying to fight my way out of a barrel of this, if you don’t mind.